• DGCA makes online fee payment compulsory for more than 14 services

    Application process for seeking permission to start airlines, operate airports and pilot licenses, among others, will now be less cumbersome with aviation watchdog DGCA deciding to collect fees only through online.

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has made online fee payment compulsory for more than 14 services effective from August 1.

    The move is part of larger efforts to further improve the ease of doing business for the stakeholders.

    Online fee payment would be applicable for other services such as issue and renewal of aerodrome license, air operator permit, regular certificate of registration, license for aircraft maintenance engineers and certificate of airworthiness.

    In a circular, the regulator said online fee payment requirement is being introduced for certain services on a pilot basis as part of the eGCA project.

    E-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) envisages online service delivery, automation of the systems and processes at the back-end and implementation of required IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.

    All 162 items identified for this purpose are expected to go online by December at an investment of over Rs 80 crore.

    Technology solutions provider Hewlett Packard has been mandated to execute the project.

    The eGCA project is aimed at completely automating the processes and functions of DGCA and its constituent directorates as well as provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.  Chris Johnson Jersey

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